Quick Start Example
Use this Quick Start Section to become familiar with the product features of Open Automation Software. Each section walks you through a very basic setup and use of the product features. Feel free to skip sections that do not pertain to your application needs.
Consider both your Data Sources and what you would like to perform with the data to determine which of the following steps in the Quick Start you would like to implement.
Use the Data Sources topic to select which data sources you will be using.
Review the OAS Configuration Section for details of configuration properties.
If you prefer on-line video training the Basic Start Video is a good video that demonstrates some of the most commonly used features of Open Automation Software.
- System Configuration: How to setup Tags, Data Logging, Alarm Logging, Alarm Notification, Alarm and Events OPC Servers, Reports, Recipes, Security, Security Users, Options, Live Data Cloud networking, UDP Broadcast networking, and Licensing.
- Getting Started – Tags: How to setup Open Automation Software Tags manually, using CSV files, or programmatically.
- Getting Started Modbus: How to setup communications to Modbus devices for Modbus TCP, RTU, and ACSII.
- Getting Started Allen Bradley: How to setup communications to ControlLogix, CompactLogix, GuardLogix, Micro800, MicroLogix, SLC 500, and PLC-5.
- Getting Started Siemens: How to setup communications to S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500.
- Getting Started MQTT: How to setup communications to MQTT brokers for communications to MQTT devices and software.
- Getting Started – Data Logging: How to setup data logging to SQL Server, Oracle, Access, mySQL, and CSV files.
- Getting Started – Alarm Logging: How to setup data logging to SQL Server, Oracle, Access, mySQL, and CSV files.
- Getting Started – Alarm Notification: How to setup alarms to be sent via email, voice message, or text message.
- Getting Started – Reports: How to setup reports to be automatically generated to pdf, html, Word, and Excel.
- Getting Started – Recipes: How to setup data transfer from SQL Server, Oracle, Access, and mySQL to Open Automation Software Tags.
- Getting Started – Security: How to setup user security to restrict configuration changes and real-time and historical data access.
- Getting Started – Options: How to setup the Open Automation Software service settings for common attributes.
- Getting Started – Live Data Cloud: How to setup networking to host data on the Internet from your own PC(s).
- Getting Started – License: How to activate a software license for Open Automation Software.
- .NET WPF HMI: How to create a WPF HMI application.
- .NET WinForm HMI: How to create a WinForm HMP application.
- .NET Trend: How to add trending to a WPF or WinForm application.
- .NET Alarm: How to add alarming to a WPF or WinForm application.
- Web HMI: How to create a Web HMI application.
- Web Trend: How to create a Web trending application.
- Web Alarm: How to create a Web alarming application.
- Excel: How to add realtime data access to Microsoft Excel.
- OPC Server to OPC Server: How to automatically transfer data from OPC Servers to OPC Servers.
- 3rd Party OPC Client: How to access Open Automation Software tag values in an OPC Client.
- Networking: Videos and syntax on how to best implement networking and the different ways that is possible.
- Programmatic Interface: Examples on how to access Configurations and Real-time data via programmatic interface using .NET or JSON-jQuery.
- Redundancy: Best practices for implementing redundant systems.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Common topics to speed the understanding of all Open Automation Software features.
- Videos: A complete list of all training videos.
- Support: Contact information for obtaining sales or technical product assistance.